Some Wonder If 20 Years Is Enough For Rachel Shoaf
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 02, 2013 @ 11:00PM
Created on May 02, 2013 @ 8:55PM
The news of Skylar's murder is obviously still a shock to people who didn't even know her or the young girl who pleaded guilty to her killing.
Prosecutors plan to recommend a 20 year sentence for Rachel Shoaf. But a two decade sentence isn't sitting well with a lot of people in the community.
A number of people, especially parents, told Five News Thursday that Shoaf should be getting more time and if she committed the crime and she should be facing a full penalty. Many people also said they can't get over the fact that something this violent and involving people so young could happen so close to home.
"Her life is gone, I don't feel that 20 years is enough," said Kathy Holland.
"I think it's wrong. I think she should be sentenced to at least 30 years or life," said Richard Taylor.
"I don't think 20 (years) is enough, because murder is murder," said Melissa Travis.
"Because this was such a setup, it was so horrific I can't imagine that the parents would say 20 years for a planned murder is expectable," said Cheryl Bell.
Prosecutors plan to oppose any move to have Shoaf sentenced as a juvenile.
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